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Report Launch: Equality of Opportunity for Sexual and Gender Minorities (EQOSOGI)

September 28, 2021




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Despite legal and social advances over the past two decades, sexual and gender minorities (or LGBTI people) continue to experience widespread discrimination and violence. A forthcoming report by the World Bank—Equality of Opportunity for Sexual and Gender Minorities (EQOSOGI)—examines the laws and regulations that affect the lives of LGBTI people in 16 countries, offering numerous policy recommendations designed to prevent and eliminate discriminatory practices.

Join the World Bank and a panel of experts at the 76th session of the UN General Assembly for the launch of the EQOSOGI report. Our panel—featuring representatives from government, judiciary, the World Bank, and the UN—will reflect on the findings of this new report and the legal challenges and opportunities facing sexual and gender minorities across the globe. Follow the conversation online using the hashtag #Road2Inclusion.


    Juergen Voegele

    Vice President, Sustainable Development

    World Bank



    Louise Cord

    Global Director, Social Sustainability and Inclusion Global Practice

    World Bank



    Victor Madrigal-Borloz

    UN Independent Expert on Protection Against Violence and Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

    United Nations


    Cheryl Urban

    Director General, Economic Development and International Financial Institutions

    Global Affairs Canada


    Menaka Guruswamy

    Senior Advocate

    Supreme Court of India


    Mag. Solana Quesada

    Director, Gender Equality Advisory Division

    Municipality of Montevideo


    Clifton Cortez

    Global Adviser, Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

    World Bank